In 2017 season, Honda was passed by Chevrolet. The Japanese brand, despite it won Indianapolis 500, only beated Chevy in seven of 19 races. In this context, Scott Dixon was the best Honda’s driver placed. For this season, IndyCar’s has ended manufacturer aerokit era, relieving Honda of its aerodynamic deficiency. By this way Dixon commented: “The spread [of team performance] is smaller than it used to be. But I think at the start of the season, you’re going to see a lot more teams hitting it right to start with”.
Dixon’s opinion is very different to the Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, who said: “I would say prior to Pocono last year, Honda had an engine advantage. But I’d say the competition is very close on power right now. They made some gains on us over the final few races of last season”.